Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador


 Smith's Dock Co.

 Middlesbrough, England

 Completed  1926

 Hawke Harbour

 Whaling Company

 Type  Steel whale catcher
 Gross Tons  295  Captain

 Johan Borgen

 Length  129.8 feet  Crew  ca. 13
 Beam  24.5 feet  Horsepower  1000
 Draft  14.5 feet  Boilers  1 coal/oil
 Engines  1 steam triple expansion  Speed  ? knots
 Propellers  1    

Shipwreck Information

 Date  ca. 1968-70  Location  Conception Harbour, Nfld.

 Broke moorings

 & sank

 Crew lost  0
 Weather  Storm?  Sea state  Rough?

Memory Mug Up: Bell Island

SPSNL is helping organize an event for sharing stories about the U-boat attacks and sinkings at Bell Island in 1942. It is happening at the Bell Island Community Museum on Friday, July 20.


Bell Island Shipwreck Exhibit

SPSNL is partnering with the Bell Island Heritage Society to create a new online museum exhibit on the Bell Island Shipwrecks. SPSNL members will carry out the historical research, and will gather old photos, eyewitness accounts and video of the sinkings and the shipwrecks today. The new website will be launched as a Community Story on the Virtual Museum of Canada in 2019.

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